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Ontex Group Announces Plans to Create 403 Jobs in Rockingham County

Wed, 27/05/2020 - 3:20 pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ontex Operations USA, LLC part of Belgium’s Ontex Group NV, has plans to establish significant new operations in Rockingham County that would create up to 403 new jobs by 2025, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Beverage Company to Add 226 New Jobs in Burke County 

Wed, 27/05/2020 - 1:19 pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Unix Packaging, a California-based contract manufacturer of branded and private label beverages, will create 226 new jobs in Burke County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $19 million to locate its first East Coast manufacturing facility in Morganton.

Governor Cooper Appoints Pryor Gibson head of Division of Employment Security

Wed, 27/05/2020 - 9:55 am
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Today, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland announced that Pryor Gibson will serve as the Assistant Secretary for the Division of Employment Security (DES). He assumes the role immediately, and will be responsible for the Division’s operations, communication and accountability.

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released

Fri, 22/05/2020 - 10:00 am
Friday, May 22, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 12.2 percent, increasing 7.9 percentage points from March’s revised rate. The national rate increased 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent.

Charlotte Pipe Awarded Grant from Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund for Stanly County Facility

Tue, 12/05/2020 - 12:48 pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company has been awarded a Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund (JMAC) grant to support the relocation of its foundry operation from Mecklenburg County to Stanly County.

March 2020 Monthly Unemployment Insurance Claims Now Available

Fri, 08/05/2020 - 2:23 pm
Friday, May 8, 2020

More information about the people applying for unemployment insurance benefits in North Carolina in March was published today by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  The new data regarding claims for benefits include details about the applicants’ demographics, the industries impacted, and

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 29/04/2020 - 10:02 am
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 97 of North Carolina’s counties in March, decreased in two, and remained unchanged in one. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 13.1 percent, while Buncombe, Alexander, and Orange Counties each had the lowest at 3.4 percent.

Aerospace Company to Invest $2.3 Million in Murphy

Mon, 27/04/2020 - 12:18 pm
Monday, Apr 27, 2020

Moog, Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A), a New York-based advanced technology company, will create 12 new jobs in Cherokee County, Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The company will invest more than $2.3 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Murphy.

Customer Contact Solutions Company Selects Edgecombe County for 200-Job Facility

Wed, 22/04/2020 - 3:15 pm
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

Utah-based Focus Services LLC, a global innovator in customer contact solutions, will create up to 200 jobs at a new operations center in Tarboro, Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today.

North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released

Fri, 17/04/2020 - 10:03 am
Friday, Apr 17, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, increasing 0.8 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.9 of a percentage point to 4.4 percent.

State awards Infrastructure Grants to Rural Communities to Attract 377 New Jobs and More Than $23 million in Private Investment

Thu, 16/04/2020 - 5:02 pm
Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 17 grant requests to local governments totaling $6,570,274, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 377 jobs.